OASW’s Response to the 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations
OASW’s Response to the 2017 Pre-Budget Consultations addresses two major issues: Poverty Reduction and Health Care Transformation with an Emphasis on Primary Care & Home and Community Care.
In the response, OASW made the following recommendations:
•Invest $1 billion in social assistance in Budget 2017.
•Reform the health care system to better utilize non-medical professionals to work within their scope of knowledge and skills.
•Increase base funding by 2% for home and community care agencies.
•Increase to 6% home care funding relative to the total health care budget.
For more details, please see PDF attached.